Steven Wesselingh

Professor, BMBS, PhD, FRACP, FAHMS

  • North Terrace

    5000 Adelaide

  • 9702 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
1988 …2020

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Public Profile

Professor Steve Wesselingh is SAHMRI’s inaugural Executive Director. For the last four years he has been Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, one of Australia’s leading health Faculties. Prior to taking up the Deanship, he was Director of the Burnet Institute, an independent medical research institute that specialises in infectious diseases, immunology and public health.

His undergraduate and doctoral training was at Flinders University and Medical Centre and his post-doctoral training was completed at Johns Hopkins Medicine in the United States.

Professor Wesselingh is an Infectious Diseases Physician with research interests in Neurovirology, HIV and vaccine development. He has consistently worked towards the integration of high quality medical research with health-care delivery, leading to improved health outcomes for Australia and the poorly resourced countries of the region.

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

… → 1998

PhD, Flinders University

… → 1992

BMBS, Flinders University

… → 1981


  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • HIV

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Research Output

Development and validation of a frailty index based on Australian Aged Care Assessment Program data

Khadka, J., Visvanathan, R., Theou, O., Moldovan, M., Amare, A. T., Lang, C., Ratcliffe, J., Wesselingh, S. L. & Inacio, M. C., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Medical Journal of Australia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Improving Risk-Benefit in Faecal Transplantation through Microbiome Screening

Papanicolas, L. E., Gordon, D. L., Wesselingh, S. L. & Rogers, G. B., 15 Jan 2020, In : Trends in Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access


Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) - Integrating ‘Big Data’ from the health and aged care sectors to provide better outcomes for older people in Australia.

Steven Wesselingh (Recipient), Maria Inacio (Recipient), Sarah Catherine Elizabeth Bray (Recipient), Catherine Lang (Recipient), Liddy Griffith (Recipient), Craig Whitehead (Recipient), Renuka Visvanathan (Recipient), Megan Corlis (Recipient), Keith Evans (Recipient), Marilyn von Thien (Recipient) & Penelope Lello (Recipient), 17 Jan 2020